Audio Topic : The Patient Teaching
Dear Bloggers! Scientists, Pharmacist or whoever you are
Good Morning, good afternoon or good evening according to the time you are listening to this audio Topic.
Today, allow me to give you a short presentation on one of my favorite topic: The patient teaching. Why do I like this subject? I think that most of you will agree with me that the Patient Teaching is a critical and central part of the practice of all health Care Providers.
The patient teaching has long been a key point of the health care practice. By developing an individual teaching plan, we as health care provider must integrate basic principles for different populations learning into the assessment of the patient.
Ø Educational Assessment
Ø Surrounding Assessment
What is Educational assessment? Education assessment is the process of documenting, usually in measurable knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs. So we, as health care providers, should limit the information to specific content, skills, and behaviors. We should provide the right information to the right patient for the right medical condition at the right time. Because sometimes by giving too much information to these patients it just putting a burden on their heads while we are confusing them. Age, sex, education level, Culture, Language skills, religious practices, occupation, and previous life experiences are the main factors that influence the patient’s ability to learn.
So, in preparing the patient for home care, the surrounding assessment should be carried in order to be certain for the patient post-discharge environment. Patient Education protocol should be implemented as a progressive procedure and must begin with admission and incorporated into the daily management plan that provides frequent patient encounters.
Family members are the vital links in the transition from hospital to home care.
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